Monday, May 21, 2012


I am one pooped pup! My pawty was pawsome. People who loved me and help care for me came and shared in my special day. I must admit, I am glad I have been on a diet to prepare for today because I would have popped!
 My pupcakes, and bacon cheese bones, also some rice krispie treat bones.
 Lady made me a cake with a pouch of wet puppy food with cheese cheese frosting. YUM! I was only allowed to eat one third today.

 The birthday boy!

 Christy gave me a bear!
 I had to take a little rest from opening up my gifts. I had to try out each one and show the giver that I appreciated it!

 Padma gave me a box of toys! She really liked my pawty. She dance to our Puppy Pawty Music.

 Sanvi and Padma tied in the game where they had to cut a piece of yarn as long as me from the tip of my nose to the tip of my tail!
 Thought I'd open the bag of chews Vic gave me!
 Playing the bone toss game. Part of the game is where I try to steal the bones!
 Nan's mom cooked chicken for me!!! Thanks, Lady, and thanks, Sallu.
 I was smacking my lips eating the cream cheese frosting!! It's sticky!

 Lady made little pizzas for each one to put on their own toppings. Can you guess which one is mine?
 I chose chicken and cheese.
 Sanvi really liked the pupsicle!
 Where is Ashish's hair? I gave all my guests gift bags with bone cookies, a party horn, cany, and a dog pencil.
 Pearly and Evangeline have a lollipop in one hand (Lady made them) and a pupsicle in the other!
 Hahaha! A cat!

 My loot! Thank you friends!
 Sonya, Nan, and Christy all wanted to hold me for the photo. Good thing I am long!
Well, I guess I will be going back on a diet tomorrow. Look at my belly! I saw Lady packing some treats, and my leftover cake. I'm taking my new pink elephant and Dead Bunny. 
Tomorrow we leave for our big trip. Internet connection is poor to none where we're going, so I probably won't be posting until I get back. I'm not taking my laptop. We're going to very rural areas in HIGH mountains! I'll spend the first few days with my little pal, Pallu in Apple Country. 
Eleven years old is starting out pretty good. 
I thank God for answering my very specific prayer eight years ago when I asked Him for a black and tan dachshund. I was in a new city, new apartment, and alone. Within two weeks, I got a call from someone who told me of a little three year-old dog who needed a new home. When I found out it was a black and tan dachshund, just as I had prayed for, I was so thankful! Up to that point, my neighbors were afraid to speak to me, not knowing if I understood Chinese or not. It was very lonely. After I started walking Marley, many people spoke to HIM! He broke the ice, and we made many friends in the three years we lived in China. Now we're in India, and Marley, again, has helped me to make new friends in three different cities in a strange land. I like to take this opportunity each year to publicly thank God for this little black blessing (well, I thank Him every day) and celebrate Marley. I love you, Marley Parley! Lady


  1. So wish we were there to share in your special day Marley. That was one great pawty and am sure all of your guests had a great time too. Know that we were thinking of you today and sending you birthday wishes across the many miles. Hope you got my e-mail.

    Mommy tried to read us the note from Lady that she posted on your blog, but Mommy's allergies must have kicked in cuz her eyes are watering again. Mommy too knows about great blessings because she has Muffin and I. We are also very blessed to have wonderful friends like you. God is good to all of us.

    Have a very safe trip and we look forward to hearing all about it upon your return.

    Birthday Hugs from your NY Girlz,
    Lily & Muffin
    Mommy too!

  2. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Happy Birthday Marley!!! Your party looks like it was lots of fun. So glad you and Lady found each other. Wishing you a fun and fabulous year. Have a safe trip and thank you for sharing your special day with us.
    Robin, Macy & Bailey

  3. Happy Birthday, Marley! You got a great party with many wonderful friends and you are a very lucky pup!

    All best wishes,


  4. Happy Birthday, Marley!
    You had a super duper party!
    I am sure you all had lots of fun and yummy food made specially for you and your friends!
    Have fun on your trip!
    I will be waiting for you!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Aw!! Happy birthday, Marley!!! And many more!!!
    Noly Canoli

  6. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Happy Birthday, Marley. Lady really went all out for your party. Lots of goodies for all, including you.

    Have a safe trip. I hope you don't get car sick after all that rich cake.

    Be a good dog and meet some new friends that you can tell about J.

    Buddy Boy

  7. What a wonderful birthday! I love your birthday outfit and cake! Hope you had a great day!

  8. Bruce2:07 PM

    Happy Bday Marley Man, from America. God bless you & the Lady.Bruce

  9. 06-03-12 We miss you and Lady and can't wait to hear all about your trip! We hope it went well and that you make it home safely.

    Lily Belle